In our first article in our three-part series on Microblading, we explained what Microblading is and its benefits. In this article, we will review what the differences are between the Microblading technique and other permanent makeup techniques used to create gorgeous eyebrows.
It all starts with determining the look you want. Do you want brows that look natural or dramatic and “made up?” Once you know what your eyebrow goals are your Permanent Cosmetic Professional will help you determine which technique will work best to deliver the results you desire. There are three techniques: Powder Fill, Hair Stroke, and Microblading. Let’s take a closer look at each one.
If you’re someone who prefers a fuller brow but still wants that soft texture, you may want to consider the powder fill technique. The powder method mimics the appearance of conventional brow makeup whether it be a brow pencil or brow shadow. It’s a great choice for ladies that love a strong brow but don’t want the hassle of meticulously drawing on and filling in their eyebrows with makeup all the time. Others love the powder fill method because it can create that “pin-up” or “vintage” look. A digital machine is used to achieve this look.
Hair stroke eyebrows otherwise known as hair simulation is a method used to create the most natural brows possible using a digital tattooing machine. When the hair stroke technique is performed, the Permanent Cosmetic Professional will work along the natural direction of your eyebrow hairs to create a realistic brow. The hair stroke method is often the choice for clients that are not ideal candidates for microblading.
Much like the digital hair stroke method, Microblading provides hair stroke like lines. The strokes are fine and are not implanted as deeply into the skin. Therefore, Microbladed eyebrows are considered to be semi-permanent. The effects last up to 18 months, after which the pigment fades and leaves the skin. The pigments used in this method have been formulated to match your original eyebrow color, and if the eyebrows are still present, will blend perfectly into your natural brows. The results are realistic, flawless, and fuller-looking brows.
Be sure to talk to your Permanent Cosmetic Professional to determine which method is best suited to meet your needs. In the meantime, take a look at our eyebrow before and after gallery.